Ionic vs. Electron



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Description

What is Ionic?

Free and open source, Ionic offers a library of mobile-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components for building highly interactive apps. Built with Sass and optimized for AngularJS.

What is Electron?

With Electron, creating a desktop application for your company or idea is easy. Initially developed for GitHub's Atom editor, Electron has since been used to create applications by companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Slack, and Docker. The Electron framework lets you write cross-platform desktop applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. It is based on io.js and Chromium and is used in the Atom editor.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Ionic?
Why do you like Ionic?

Why do developers choose Electron?
Why do you like Electron?

Cons

What are the cons of using Ionic?
Downsides of Ionic?

What are the cons of using Electron?
Downsides of Electron?

Companies

What companies use Ionic?
502 companies on StackShare use Ionic
What companies use Electron?
234 companies on StackShare use Electron

Integrations

What tools integrate with Ionic?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Ionic
What tools integrate with Electron?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Electron

What are some alternatives to Ionic and Electron?

  • React Native - A framework for building native apps with React
  • Xamarin - Create iOS, Android and Mac apps in C#
  • Apache Cordova - Platform for building native mobile applications using HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • PhoneGap - Easilily create mobile apps using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

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Latest News

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Customizing Ionic Apps for Web & Mobile
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